FILMS IN COMPETITION : BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
29mins / 2016 / China / Chinese with EST
Director: Alexia Wong
“Single Men” captures the daily life and concerns of two middle-aged single gay men. Together with them, the documentary revisits three decades of change in Chinese society for sexual minority communities. Moving to a new place, both single men prepare for a new life, yet at the same time they’re anxious about the future. They need to face the future alone. It’s a reality that needs to be addressed by all members of sexual minority communities in China.
24 min / 2016 / Indonesia, Netherlands / English, Indonesian
Director: Anouk Houtman
What is it like being transgender in Yogyakarta? There is no single answer to this question. This film aims to show different ways of negotiating visibility in the Indonesian society when one ‘crosses gender’. The difficulty of this negotiation becomes apparent through the anti-LGBT sentiments and actions in early 2016.
30mins /2016 / India / Malayalam with EST
Director: Rajesh James
The film is about the journey undertaken by a diverse group of people comprising males, females and transgenders across South India in a truck. The film seeks to explore many compelling thoughts on life, love, and gender. The film hopes for a society where none have to crush their desires because the majority does not understand it…
A DOLL’S EYES
12mins / 2016 / USA / English
Director: Jonathan Wysocki
Haunted by the movie ‘Jaws’ since childhood, a filmmaker discovers why the movie affected him so deeply.
LANDS OF LOST CONTENT
45mins / 2017 / Rwanda, Serbia, United Kingdom / English
Director: Elena Horn
Lands of lost content is a documentary about a gay Orthodox Christian student called Nik Jovic Sas from Serbia who meets a genocide survivor and ballet dancer from Rwanda.
Ishimwa Muhimanyi returns to Rwanda after many years to meet his remaining family exploring the role of religion in the genocide and facing memories that only return in fragments, while Nik travels to Serbia wanting to reveal his homosexuality to his family, facing numerous challenges on the way.